|BLOCKS by SIZE||8" Quilt Blocks|
Eight inch quilt blocks are commonly used in quilts that are made up of one block only and the parts are easily divisible by four. Also, by setting the blocks in different layouts, you can create many different new designs -- sometimes with just a simple rotation of the block. This is not to say that larger or smaller versions of the same quilt block cannot be used in your quilt. Once again, you are the designer.
Free Quilt Block Pattern
The Free Trade quilt block is an easy nine patch block comprised of three simple components -- the square, half square triangle and flying geese units. Imagine the possibilities when you play around with your colour choices.
For the sample quilts shown on the next page, I feel this block should be called "Luck of the Irish" or something similar. However, that is simply because the quilts are all in various shades of green. By simply changing up your colours you will have a totally different looking quilt. Just be sure to have the same contrast between the light, dark and medium fabrics.